We had so much fun with Jeni and Gautam for their engagement session that we knew their wedding day would be a blast. Because of the misty rain that morning, the wedding ceremony was relocated from the patio to the inside of the Civic Garden Center, but we were still able to capture their first look and some portraits in the lush green surroundings.
Jeni had henna painted along her hands and arms as an homage to her husband's Indian heritage. And she had Gautam's name hidden within the design – it was fun to watch him search for his name during their first look!
Seriously, what a gorgeous fairytale setting!
Jeni and Gautam's reception was at MadTree Brewing in Oakley. They infused some Indian culture into their dinner – cardamom lassi drinks and saag paneer pizza served up fresh from Catch-a-Fire Café inside the taproom. Instead of the usual flower arrangements, they decorated each guest table with a perfectly curated selection of board games – including Cards Against Humanity, Cads About Matrimony, Jenga, Uno and Operation! Their cake was decorated with an intricate floral henna design. And the highlight of the night was their surprise first dance / Bollywood mashup!